Yard sale at Hutton Settlement | Events
The Hutton Settlement has been serving Spokane children for 94 years, and is best known in the community for it's annual Christmas tree sale. This weekend, the children's home will be hosting a yard sale, not only to raise funds, but also to clear some clutter.
“We had a lot of stuff we thought we could get rid of,” explains Kelly Green, the Director of Community Relations and Communications. The Hutton Settlement has only had a few yard sales in the past, but this one will serve as one of the major fundraisers for the year.
The Hutton Settlement was founded by Levi Hutton in 1919. Hutton was orphaned at the age of six and to leave school after the third grade in order to pay his way on his uncle's farm. Hutton later struck it rich during the Silver Valley mining boom, and after moving to Spokane used his fortune to build the settlement.
Hutton's mining wealth still funds the children's home today through an endowment. Donations and the Christmas Tree Farm provide additional funding, and this year, so will the yard sale. The funds from the sale will go toward special trips and activities for the residents.
In addition to typical yard sale finds, the Hutton Settlement will be selling some antique furniture and farm equipment. Green says that the antiques have been officially appraised to determine their value. The sale is running both Saturday and Sunday.
Hutton Settlement Yard Sale
- Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
- 9907 E. Wellseley in the Spokane Valley